Halloween postcards c. 1900s
Halloween postcards c. 1900s
Anonymous asked: It seems that the gals at Gores truly seem to blindly endorse (and 'fangirl' over) whatever Hollywood spits out, no matter how far it strays from source material, whether they've seen it or not, or even if it's good or not. (World War Z, Sharknado, I Frankenstein) It seems like there is no independent thought going on there. It would be nice to see them being UPSET about a wrong turn that horror might be taking... would you care to comment on this?
Oh, believe me, there are plenty of times when the Gores Truly women have disliked a horror movie/show/book/whatever.
In reviews, if we honestly like something, that’s what we write. If we don’t like it, we write about how we don’t like it. Then there are those in the middle that you know what, there were issues, but it wasn’t awful. An opinion is just that, an opinion. Maybe you’ve only read about the things we liked as opposed to the things we didn’t like?
Here’s a short list of what we weren’t major fans of:
- Silent Hill: Revelation – A Ranting Review
- Review: Shark Week 2013
- Repo! The Genetic FAIL
- Strippers vs. Werewolves (2012)
- True Blood: Season 5 Recap or Exercises in Masochism
- Boris the Bloody’s Marathon of the (Un)Dead Part II
We don’t endorse something if we haven’t seen it, but we’re willing to give it a chance. Readers can make their own calls with trailers when we post them, we reserve our initial judgment but we don’t hold back our excitement if it looks promising. We put whatever piques our interest on the site. To leave something out just because it’s from Hollywood, or because it potentially isn’t up to snuff? That’s just close-minded - we are open to it all, indie, Hollywood, backyard.
We’ll take your critique from a different angle though, generally the writers gravitate towards the genres they already like so yeah, werewolf woman is all about the werewolves and vampire lady already has the next bite on her radar. We’ll switch it up more and dip our toes into unfamiliar territory, we’ve done it before.
But hey, if you’ve got an opinion and you want to write, we are all about contributing writers.
Want to write a guest article for Gores Truly? Submit your request to any of the Murder-Hers for consideration. Works must be original writing and may be but not limited to reviews, interviews, poetry, short stories, counter-point arguments to past articles, etc. Just because you send it in does not mean it will be accepted. The Murder-Hers reserve the right to edit content at their discretion.
I know that’s right.
I’d also like to add that horror has been taking “wrong turns” for decades, centuries even, going back to when playwrights and bards were storytelling and even before those times.
That’s what helps shape such a diverse and subversive genre that’s full of a little bit of everything for a variety of audiences to enjoy, shriek at, or outwardly scorn.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are best friends and it’s perfect.
These two are so cool.
We’ve found the coolest (or hottest?) way to celebrate Banned Books Week:
The D.C. Public Library is teaming up with local mini-celebrities from the DC Rollergirls for a week’s worth of trading cards featuring each athlete with her favorite banned book. Bonus points to Monday’s Rollergirl, The Oxford Commakaze (above, with The Giver), for her grammatically sound name.
For anon: I assumed you meant this dancing (it’s during a team timeout, not official timeout)
I know that’s right! DC reppin’!
DC Rollergirls - All Stars
Hey friends! It would be amazing if you could even spare $5! Please consider helping the DC All Stars (my roller derby travel team) get to Des Moines, Iowa for divison 2 playoffs!
Perks? You’ll actually be able to watch all our games for free online and LIVE!
Also? If you donate at least $5 and mention “Frightmare” I’ll make some homemade (likely quite terrible) art and mail it to you!! Fact. Please consider donating!
This baby Tardis has been keeping me busy. Love her. <3
My friend’s Tardis is cuter than yours. <3
Deja Bruise Ball 2013 (DC Rollergirls) - Frightmare and Nasty Pelosi.
"Captain, attempting a star-pass at this time would be illogical."